Director's Corner

The ILC: ten years and counting

by Barry Barish

12 June 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the ILC Technical Design Report. To commemorate the occasion, Barry Barish, who led ILC's global effort to complete this difficult job at the time, contributed this article to the ILC NewsLine.

Around the World

Diet Members in Japan promote the ILC project under new structure

by Rika Takahashi

In a resolution handed over to Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology and its Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Federation of Diet Members for the ILC stress the importance of international cooperation for a global science endeavour ILC, a reliable budget and progress in accelerator technology.


LCWS2023: Back to the “real” meeting

by Rika Takahashi

Over 200 scientists and engineers got together at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from 15 to 19 May to attend LCWS 2023. They had been communicating through computer screens for the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event was a great opportunity for them to finally reunite in person. What a wonderful chance to catch up and learn from each other.

In the News

  • from Nikkei
    13 June 2023

    Iwate ILC Promotion Council “Attracting ILCs across ministries and agencies”
    Confirmation of activities in industry, academia and government

  • from NHK
    12 June 2023

    Council confirms policy to strengthen lobbying of government and other measures to attract ILCs.

  • from 共同網
    7 June 2023

    Japanese industry, government and academic organisations call for a comprehensive discussion on the introduction of the accelerator ILC

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    7 June 2023

    Tohoku ILC Promotion Association resolves at its general meeting to request the government to start international discussions in earnest.

  • from Nishi Nippon Shimbun
    6 June 2023

    Talks to bring the accelerator to Tohoku in earnest

  • from TBS
    2 June 2023

    Development support and technical training to attract ILCs Study group of related companies decides on plans for the current year.

  • from Nikkei
    17 May 2023

    Next-generation accelerators on the brink: China closing in, re-starting to roll back

  • from Iwate Nippo
    2 June 2023

    Introduction to the history of accelerator research ILC seminar at Aiina, Morioka.